Harpy pros and cons

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Harpy pros and cons

Postby Onesimus » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:00 am

I am considering possibly purchasing a harpy. I would like to know what you all think of the knife.

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Postby Alan2112 » Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:29 pm

Welcome aboard, Onesimus! RKBA!

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Postby thombrogan » Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:01 pm

Hawkbilled blades, such as the one on the Harpy, are great for cutting stuff without support (versus on a cutting board). They're great for cutting cord, cardboard, and any cutting where depth-control is an issue.

Hawbilled blades aren't so good for cutting-board work or skinning. They also agitate the easily-scared.

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Postby chux » Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:23 pm

It is a nice knife but the SS handles make it a bit weighty, unless I am wearing jeans I prefer the lighter Harpy.

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Postby CKE » Thu Jun 24, 2004 7:45 pm

Very good <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>. Has its purposes though. Whittling is not one of them. Rope and fibrous matl's are scared of the hawkbill serrated edge. I actually did not mind the weight but did notice it was heavy for sure<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> Let us know what you think when you get it. Take Care and Welcome to the Forum<img src="smile.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Onesimus » Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:23 pm

Thanks, i think for my cutting purposes the harpy would not be a wise choice but thanks for the info guys. <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0>

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Postby Civilian » Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:05 pm

Welcome,
I have a G-10 Harpy that I wear in a neck sheath when I work. I have to open bundled magazines and it is perfect. The G-10 makes it light and Grippy.
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Postby Pyrochazm » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:05 am

NOTHING can touch a hawkbill blade when it comes to cutting rope. The little blade on the harpy will sever 1/2" nylon webbing like it wan't even there. It's not THAT heavy, but I EDC a Spyderfly, so what would I know?

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Postby DAYWALKER » Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:07 am

Aloha and welcome!

Great choice! PERIOD!

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Postby Mancer » Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:41 am

Very very nice

As all know, Im a BEEEEGGGGG hawkbill fanatic, I got my SS Harpy not long after my Grey Matriarch, I used it at work back then.
It works superbly, I used to cut open boxes, cut cable/rope and man
To say it cuts is like saying C4 causes a bang....

My favorite thing about these blades is you dont have to really apply force to do the job, you pierce whatever you are cutting with the hooked section and simply pull back, no slipping off the sides which saves fingers and any other parts you may want to keep attched to your body.

Is a God send when going fishing, so many times when you have the fish upright ready to gut it, the blade of a straight blade slips off, whicj normally means you must stab into it and cut, this knife just pops in and pull...job done easily, quickly and safely.

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Postby Joyce Laituri » Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:03 am

Onesimus,

Welcome to the Spyderco forums. When Spyderco originally released the Harpy we were aiming the design at the commercial fishing industry where they cut rope, webbing, line and netting. The idea was that the curved tip holds what you’re cutting against the sharpened edge keeping it from slipping off the tip, and allows you to make pulling cuts at arm’s length. This is the reason we offer it serrated. The cutout in the handle is to allow the blade to dry if you close the knife with the blade wet. Let us know what you think of it should you decide to get one.


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